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Masarat Alam arrested, shifted to Budgam Police Station

Srinagar, April 17: Separatist leader Masarat Alam was finally arrested for unfurling Pakistan flag in Kashmir and shouting anti-India slogans at a rally in Srinagar. Later, he was shifted to Budgam police station.

He will be produced before a court later in the day. He was arrested earlier in the day from his residence in Srinagar. Yesterday night, he was placed under house arrest after a case was registered against him under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for uniting youth against India and waving Pakistan flag in Kashmir.

Critics say Alam is a rock that struck in the throat of chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who released him from jail and decided to give democratic rights to the separatists who are supporting Pakistan in India and spreading violence across the Kashmir valley.

Congress alleged that the Mufti government is soft towards the separatists for which the Hurryat leaders dare say raising anti-national slogans in India.

However, Mufti remained silent on the issue. His coalition partner BJP is demanding strong action against Masarat for his hatred towards India.

Meanwhile, Congress, which claims to be patriotic, its senior leader Digvijaya Singh reacted strongly over the arrest of Masarat. He questioned the government under which act he was arrested.

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